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Setu traffic stalls as tar tanker overturns

A 10-wheel tanker carrying tar overturned on Vidyasagar Setu disrupting traffic till late in the evening on Monday.
Our Special Correspondent Nov 14, 2017 00:00 IST

Plea to clear rail platforms

The railways has written to the state government seeking help to evict hawkers from stations along the Sealdah North and South suburban lines. Encroachment on platforms is preventing the railways from raising their height to match that of train footboards.
Kinsuk Basu Nov 14, 2017 00:00 IST

Bigger, Becker and Bekele

Eastern India's only internationally accredited road race is aiming for a world-record podium finish, no less.
Rith Basu Nov 14, 2017 00:00 IST

Dates of HS papers tweaked

The schedule of next year's Higher Secondary (HS) exams has been revised because of the JEE Main, which will be held on April 8.
Our Special Correspondent Nov 14, 2017 00:00 IST

CU eases stress of paper hunt

College heads still trying to locate an old document that Calcutta University had asked for need not bother. Any official note or communication that proves a college as being "approved" by the government at the time of its inception can be a replacement for the original order, the university has clarified.
Mita Mukherjee Nov 14, 2017 00:00 IST

VC defence on Presi teacher exit

Presidency University vice-chancellor Anuradha Lohia cited numbers to disprove the alleged exodus of bright teachers from the College Street institution on a day higher education minister Partha Chatterjee promised to discuss with her this week the issue of empty seats.
Our Special Correspondent Nov 14, 2017 00:00 IST

Docs call for uniform rates

Doctors in Calcutta have demanded an autonomous body that would standardise the cost of treatment in intensive care units of private hospitals.
Chandreyee Ghose Nov 14, 2017 00:00 IST

Woman hit by train, dies

A 20-year-old woman walking along the railway tracks with ear phones plugged in was fatally hit by a local train from behind near Bamangachhi railway station, close to Barasat in North 24-Parganas, on Sunday evening.
Our Special Correspondent Nov 14, 2017 00:00 IST

Assault after car row

The windscreen of a Honda City was smashed and at least one of the four occupants assaulted on Dover Road early on Sunday.
Our Special Correspondent Nov 14, 2017 00:00 IST

Admission fraud cuffs

A woman was arrested today for allegedly posing as "manager" of "missionary of charity" and trying to dupe a mother by making a false promise of getting her son admitted to a south Calcutta school for Rs 400.
Our Special Correspondent Nov 14, 2017 00:00 IST

The mutiny, from an Indian viewpoint

It's not easy to write another book on the Indian Mutiny. But The Uprising of 1857, edited by historian Rosie Llewellyn-Jones, offers rare glimpses into the event and its aftermath.
Chandrima S. Bhattacharya Nov 14, 2017 00:00 IST

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